Today's Faith 'n Fiction Saturday Question:
While books and bookstores in general are suffering, Christian bookstores are suffering even more in this economy. Do you have a Christian bookstore that you shop at? Why don't you tell us about your local Christian bookstore and the benefits that if offers. If you don't shop at a Christian bookstore, then please tell us where you get your books, music, and other Christian gift items.
There are two Christian bookstores that I visit regularly. One is in our small town and is a branch from another town. I like browsing through there when I can and seeing what's new and what's on sale. They also have a great kid's section. I like going there because I don't go to town very often and there's not much to do there anyway. So it's nice to go there and soak in the atmosphere and the new-book smell!
The other one is in a larger town nearby (the town with the closest Wal-Mart!). It is called Garden of Readin' and it's bigger than the local store (but still not all that big) and usually has more on sale. They also have a coffee shop and a room for kids to play in while parents shop!
If I'm going to buy new, these are the places I go...to support them and because I want it NOW! :o) Otherwise, if I buy used I either go to the local book exchange store or Amazon. The only thing I don't like about these stores is they don't have enough room to keep books around and if I need an earlier book in a series I have to order it. I hate ordering. But the plus side is they have sales more often to get rid of the old to make room for the new.